Progress. The builder arrives in shiny new electric Range Rover in red with a jazzy black roof. 3 weeks old and he's already had a run in with a lamp post that's left a nasty bump on the front bumper. It's agreed that the garden room will be built at the same time as the new conservatory. Work will start in mid-July and and is set to finish by the end of August. The builder ( finally ) sees the logic in getting all his men on, and off, site at the same time. We thought, when we moved, that the work on modernizing the wee cottage might take six months. That proved overly optimistic. It will take a year. What we'd not allowed for is that the good contractors run a ten to twelve month backlog of work. This is presumably canny cash flow management as they head into a slowdown.
Neither Angus nor Sophie are prepared for the wind. It's blowing at 70 mph this morning. The red fishing boat out in the estuary can be seen swaying alarmingly from side to side. You'd certainly need good sea legs to be onboard today. Four deer are grazing , happily, on the grass down by the shore. They look surprised to see us in a ' Who in their right mind would be out in a wind like this ?' sort of way. Who indeed ?
Danish painting in NY :https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2023/beyond-the-light